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					                         A BOUT T HIS A CTIVITY U NIT
This unit of study is designed to give your students a better understanding of the many opportu-
nities available in today's and tomorrow's job market and the skills needed for those jobs.

Each activity is self-contained so you may use them all or choose only those that best fit your les-
son plans, time schedule, and students' abilities.




                                          TABLE O F C ONTENTS
Contents                                        Page                                Type of Activity
                                                                    Job Skills   Reading Math Writing Research
                                                             Reasoning

What Jobs Do They Offer?                          1
 WXYZ-TV ..............................           2 ..............   x     x                               x
 Luigi's ....................................     3 ..............   x     x                               x
 Ward, Engel, and Crenshaw                        4 ..............   x     x                               x
 Media Tech, Inc .....................            5 ..............   x     x                               x
 Com. General Hospital .........                  6 ..............   x     x                               x
 School Days ...........................          7 ..............   x     x                               x
 Whiteside County Airport ....                    8 ..............   x     x                               x
 The Carlton Hotel .................              9 ..............   x     x                               x
 Generation X .........................          10 ..............   x     x                               x
 Glafka's Tire City..................            11 ..............   x     x                               x
 Conklen Construction ...........                   ..............   x     x                               x

The Job Market:                               12
 Fastest Growing Occupations ..               13 ................    x     x        x                      x
 Largest Job Declines.............            14 ..............      x     x        x                      x
 What's Hot - What's Not .....                15 ..............      x     x                               x
 Metropolitan Areas ...............           16 ..............      x     x        x                      x
 Job Migration ........................          ..............      x     x        x                      x
                                           17-20
The Think Tank........................        21 ..............      x     x        x      x      x        x
Dream Job ................................       ..............      x                     x               x

Best Jobs In 2000 Plus:                       22-23
  Bus/Financial Services .........               24 ..............   x     x               x      x        x
  Ed/Gov/Social Services ......... 25-26 ..............              x     x               x      x        x
  Engineering/Comp. Science. 27-29 ..............                    x     x               x      x        x
  Health Care ...........................        30 ..............   x     x               x      x        x
  Hospitality Industry .............             31 ..............   x     x               x      x        x
  Management/Office Personel                     32 ..............         x        x             x        x
x                                                33
  Manufacturing/Construction                     34 ..............   x     x               x      x        x
  Media and The Arts ..............              35 ..............   x     x               x      x        x
  Sales/Personal Services ........                  ..............   x     x               x      x        x
  Science ................................... 36-45 ..............   x     x               x      x        x
                                                 36
Job Trivia ..................................    37 ..............   x     x                               x
  Game Board and Instructions 38-45 ...............
  Number Cards.......................
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs                                                                   WXYZ-TV    1

Finding an interesting career is many times a matter of learning what types of jobs exist. One
way is to consider the different jobs available in a particular business or industry.

Read the following description of WXYZ-TV and then list 20 different types of jobs you think
would be available within the TV station.

                                                   1. ________________________________________
                                                   2. ________________________________________
                                                   3. ________________________________________
                                                   4. ________________________________________
                                                   5. ________________________________________
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                                           M O
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                                           O DU C 13. ________________________________________


                                          D O     14. ________________________________________
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                                           PR     16. ________________________________________



                                        R E       17. ________________________________________
                                                  18. ________________________________________
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                                                  20. ________________________________________


WXYZ is a local affiliate of NBC located in a city with a population of 125,000.

The station broadcasts all NBC programming and also produces the local news, weather, and
sports each day.

It also produces and broadcasts special programs of local interest to the city and the surrounding
region.




Name: _____________________________________        Class: _______________________ Period:
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs                                                                              What’s Hot - What’s Not   14


The chart below includes both careers that are expected to grow and decline between now and
2005. See if you know which is which by checking the proper column for what's hot and what's not.


 Career                                                                                It's Hot
It's Not

 Home Health Care .....................................................             _____         _____
 Paralegals...................................................................      _____         _____
 Banktellers .................................................................      _____         _____



                                         LE
 Typists and Word Processors ....................................                   _____         _____
 Typesetters .................................................................      _____         _____

                                        P T
 Special Education Teachers.......................................

                                       M O
 Detectives ...................................................................
                                                                                    _____
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                                                                                                  _____

                                     A N
 Securities Sales ..........................................................

                                    S        E
 Letterpress Operators ...............................................
                                                                                    _____
                                                                                    _____
                                                                                                  _____
                                                                                                  _____

                                            C
 Railroad Workers .......................................................

                                       O DU
 Systems Analysts .......................................................
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                                                                                                  _____

                                      D O
 Factory Line Workers ................................................
 Dental Hygienists ......................................................
                                                                                    _____
                                                                                    _____
                                                                                                  _____
                                                                                                  _____


                                       PR
 Telephone Directory Assistance Operators ..............                            _____         _____


                                      E
 Miners.........................................................................


                                    R
 Bill and Account Collectors .......................................
 Teacher Aides .............................................................
                                                                                    _____
                                                                                    _____
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                                                                                                  _____
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                                                                                                  _____
 Physical Therapists ...................................................            _____         _____
 Housekeepers .............................................................         _____         _____
 Correction Officers .....................................................          _____         _____
 Motion Picture Projectionists....................................                  _____         _____
 Laborers......................................................................     _____         _____
 Child Care Workers ...................................................             _____         _____
 Computer Engineers..................................................               _____         _____
 Nurses.........................................................................    _____         _____
 Data Entry Clerks .....................................................            _____         _____
 Butlers ........................................................................   _____         _____
 Shoe and Leather Workers........................................                   _____         _____
 Education Administrators .........................................                 _____         _____




Name: _____________________________________                                    Class: _______________________ Period:
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs                                                           Dream Job       21



Everyone has an idea of the type of work they think would be perfect for them. But do you also
know what it's going to take to get your "Dream Job"?


 What Would Your "Dream Job" Be?

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 What Will It Take To Get Your "Dream Job"?

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Name: _____________________________________      Class: _______________________ Period:

				
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